Sunday, July 10, 2011

China Glaze - Virtual Violet

Virtual Violet is from the Tronica collection, which was available only at Sally Beauty Supply.  I only picked up a few polishes from this collection but I had to resort to eBay to get the one I really wanted, which was Techno Teal.  Virtual Violet is a dark purple - probably really close to LOL, but the holos are different.  LOL is a linear holo, and the Tronica polishes are a little more scattered.  I had a hard time getting a good bottle photo of this.

Basecoat:  China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat (1 coat)
Color:  China Glaze Virtual Violet (3 coats)

I did not want to risk dulling the holo so I did not use a topcoat.  As you can see from the bubbles I have, I had a fan going in the room I was in.  Application was kind of a pain - I should have used a basecoat like Nailtek Foundation or even a matte topcoat.  I had all kinds of dragging because I used a sticky basecoat, so I ended up using thicker coats than I should have to compensate.  Because of that I had tons of pooling at my cuticles, and it made the bubbles worse, too.  Oh, well!

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